The War on DrugsPosted: July 5, 2012
Despite the most revelatory events in the modern world, that of course being, Syria and the newly released WikiLeaks’ tapes featuring millions of email correspondence between none other than most Arab nations in the Middle East, China and most of Asia, Indonesia, and including correspondence from the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
Normally our response would be to “get in there…” as any good investigative reporting organization would want to be. However, with respect to our reader’s, subscribers, and those who faithfully follow us here at The Reflective Thinker (let us know about the new name) we’ve decided to wait until the grounds are a bit more stable. Therefore, we will be covering over the next period of the political climate in Mexico; moreover, how former El Presidente Felipe Calderon’s administration did in their self-proclaimed “War on Drugs.”
Please understand that we, as citizens of the United States of America have a fully vested interest in the matter from illegal immigration to illegal and torturous drug cartels, investments, and other issues.
We are immersed in gathering information, stories, myths, data, charts, and hopefully some real world interaction with respect to the Mexican, Latin and South American drug cartels. Yes, we think it would be foolish to assume that cocaine is not being produced in the highlands of Colombia; or that Panama Red marijuana is a song without any substance. Some of the most sought after cocaine in the world comes directly from Bolivia and Peru, as well as narcotics being manufactured in El Salvador, Guatemala, and of course Nicaragua.
And seeing that the U.S.A. is now addicted to prescription medications, one needs to consider border town doctors as a means of supply. It is interesting to note as well that the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world are located in the U.S.A.
And we must make mention of the latest legislation in the state of California where it is now legal to purchase marijuana as well as grow your own as long as it is for self-consumption.
Since the time of Felipe Caldron’s administration in 2006 up until the latest election and change of leadership over 55,000 people have been killed and/or murdered. This activity is the direct result of Caldron’s notion of “The War on Drugs” and his strategies taken to stop and or deter the cartels from operating.
One only need to look at that number 55,000 – to realize how close it is to the total amount of Vietnam deaths the U.S. government can account for. It is well substantiated that Calderon’s strategy was flawed from the beginning and then only to be assisted by Barack Obama and his enormous “aid-packages” that were sent to Mexico for the Mexican military, police, and La Guardia.
An expert from the FrontLine Club says that the atrocities under the Calderon administration have been innumerable. In fact, he stipulates that in each of the violent crimes division – murder, kidnapping, corruption – have more than doubled in number which he says one cannot blame that on the cartels.
“The United States has been financing the Mexican Army with enormous amounts of supplies, ordinances, and enormous sums of money,” espouses the moderator of FrontLine. As well as bleeding illegal armaments by other operations such as Fast and Furious and others which the Mexican authorities know the fifty or so gun retailers within 100 miles of the border; furthermore, and it is believed that as much as 80 to 90,000 weapons have been left unaccountable. (What was Holder hiding?)
How could any patriotic American stand for what President Obama as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated in their separate negotiations with the Calderon administration? Realistically we know otherwise. There appears to be other “agencies” of our own government that has willfully been “…aiding and abetting the Mexican Drug Cartels…” much more than even Hillary R. Clinton was able to muster.